Three of Harapan Rainforest’s forestry team and five staff from Sarolangun district forestry service recently went to Harapan Rainforest’s western border with Taman Bandung village, to conduct a boundary survey. They found good quality forest with a high density of trees and very good canopy still intact. But that wasn’t their best discovery! Late in the afternoon, they came across many footprints (and piles of dung!) of Sumatran elephants. Because the signs were so fresh, the team estimates that the elephants had passed by the previous evening. The current wild population of Sumatran elephants is less than 2,500 and our findings confirm that some of them are in Harapan Rainforest.